Before this summer I had not ridden a bicycle in about 30 years. I had the summer off from my teaching jobs and I bought this Trek fx to get some exercise, lose some weight. The bike is looking down the multi-use trail I rode, suggesting to me that we get going. I would like to thank EcoVelo and other blogs/websites for teaching me so much not only about bikes, but the intriguing issues and possibilities involved with them. I’m hooked.